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Archaeologists to reconsider origins of industrial era obesity and cancer by scanning Museum of London skeletons

Some of London’s most important skeletons will be digitally x-rayed and scanned in a new archaeological investigation linking "man-made" diseases with the industrialisation of the city.

Art

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Children's Art Week returns even bigger and better for 2015

Venues are being encouraged to sign up for Children's Art Week, the programme giving thousands of children and young people the opportunity to experience the visual arts.

Archaeology

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Hoards, axes, rings and dress pins: Archaeologists survey treasures from Bronze Age to Tudor period in Wales

Eight Welsh finds have been declared treasure in Wales, from a metal detectorist's discovery of a hoard of coins in Glamorgan to a 16th century ring inscribed with words of romance.

History & Heritage

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A magical atmosphere: Step back into the 18th century with a candlelit tour of a magnificent Georgian York townhouse

The York time capsule which might just be the country’s most beautiful Georgian townhouse is inviting people in for two special evenings of candlelit performances this May.

Science & Nature

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Dinofest2015 brings the world's leading dinosaur exhibits to museums across Hampshire

As the imminent release of Jurassic Park Four signals a new round of dino-mania, prehistoric creatures are set to invade Hampshire for a monumental year of exhibitions and events in the county's top museums and arts venues.

Painting & Drawing

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"Vaguely complimentary to absolute condemnation": Greens win, Cameron least popular in election portraits from Twitter

Artist Annemarie Wright, who has previously portrayed Sir Alex Ferguson and been commissioned by singer Adele, has turned her gaze to the words of Twitter users for a series of general election artworks.

Military History

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Five Myths of Gallipoli: The National Museum of the Royal Navy puts the record straight

As Anzac Day approaches, The National Museum of the Royal Navy's historian and curator Nick Hewitt outlines five myths of the Gallipoli campaign of the First World War.

Dinosaurs & Fossils

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Scientists create first 3D skull reconstruction of tetrapod from 360 million years ago

A tetrapod which reached land around 360 million years ago has been likened to a modern crocodile by scientists who have used software techniques to scan its bones.

Royal History

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Monster, villain and clown: Richard III tried to hide scoliosis before cruel depictions were made, new research says

The king could have tried to hide his scoliosis before his body was exhibited following his death at the Battle of Bosworth, says the University of Leicester's Dr Mary Ann Lund.

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